See below to view the full voting schedule.
Rules and Regulations
Who can enter?
Any living pet in Tallahassee or a 40-mile radius.
What is the cost of participating?
$10 per entry. You may begin uploading photos as soon as November 1, 2019.
What is the cost to vote?
Votes are $1. Votes will be accepted from November 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. until November 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Votes may be applied to one entry or spread over several entries. The proceeds benefit Be the Solution’s mission to pay for spaying and neutering of animals.
How often can an individual vote?
Each person can vote as many times as they’d like.
What is the schedule?
The submissions and voting period begins on November 1, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. and ends on November 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
The submission period and the voting period will result in the Top 16, who will be invited to an exclusive interview and photoshoot at North Florida Animal Hospital. Entries that are submitted before or after this period will be disqualified.
The Voting Bracket Periods (from Top 16 to Top Pet) is the following:
Voting from Top 16 to Elite 8: January 6 – 10 , 2019
Voting from Elite 8 to Final Fur: January 13-17, 2020 which will decide the top 4
The Final Fur contestants will appear in the Tallahassee Magazine March/April issue
Final Fur online voting: February 26 – March 4, 2020 which will decide the final two contestants.
Final two voting is March 4 – 11, 2020 and will decide the Tally Top Pet.
The winner will be featured on the cover of Tallahassee Magazine May/June issue.
How can my pet win Tally Top Pet?
Like any election, it’s important that you get out to vote! Voting is $1 per vote, so encourage your friends and family to vote from November 1-13th.
The top 16 will be invited to an exclusive interview on December 4th, 2019 at North Florida Animal Hospital to make it to the next round!
Please note: if your pet makes it to the Top 16, you must be available on December 4, 2019.
What will the Tally Top Pet win?
The cover of the Tallahassee Magazine May/June issue as well as select prizes provided by Be The Solution and North Florida Animal Hospital including an amazing piece of jewelry from Tallahassee’s own Chic Verte!
Can my photos have more than one pet in them?
Yes, photos may contain more than one pet, but only one pet per entry may be entered in the contest and named the winner. If you would like to enter more than one pet for a chance to win, then each pet must be entered individually.
Can my photos have humans in them?
Of course! We love to take photos with our pets and we’re sure you do, too, so go ahead and join in on the fun.
Can my $10 entry fee really make a difference?
Every dollar raised by the Tally Top Pet Photo Contest is used to support Be The Solution in providing low-cost spay and neuter vouchers in our community. Be the Solution has spayed and neutered over 27,000 pets since it was established. More importantly, Animal Shelter intakes decreased dramatically over the past several years. In 2017, the shelter’s pet intake number was 5,386 — a decrease of nearly 5,000 animals since 2009. Euthanasia rates have decreased as well and are about 40% of shelter intakes.
Learn More About the Causes Behind the Contest
Be the Solution is dedicated to preventing the cycle of suffering for unwanted pets living in shelters and on the street. Be The Solution works passionately to end pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our community by promoting and facilitating affordable spay and neuter surgeries.
North Florida Animal Hospital is committed to quality care that is consistent among the doctors, specialists and other dedicated employees so they may enhance the overall quality of your pet’s life. They look forward to many years of providing you and your pets the best veterinary care.